Making maps with Autorealm is not so difficult if you take it step by step, and for fantasy authors its a good way to work out time-scales for your novels! When you . Following on from discussions on another thread I have written this quick tutorial on using the Autorealm Software. Its an ideal program for. Would anyone be interested in a PDF file of the AutoREALM, version any tips and tricks, feel free to post a new thread in the tutorials section.

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Autofealm an island Drawing an island isn’t that different from drawing a lake, but this tutorial also includes some other tricks. Mountains and rivers Covers the use of symbols and how to place them for a good effect. You can add a ripple effect by following the instructions below.


Thanks I was looking for maping information when the hero boards member nogalth mention this board. As I am still “gathering” a number of mapping tools, I’ve yet to install and use AutoREALM, however; it appears that it would be a great learning tool as well as can be used to create some rather decent maps.

Although we specialize in maps of fictional realms, as commonly used in both novels and games both tabletop and role-playingmany Guild members are also proficient in historical and contemporary maps.


In short, there are Standard Lines, and Fractal Lines. You can also select from a whole load of other colours by clicking on the Custom Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: This program is an excellent mapping program that can design castles, caves, cities, dungeons and more.

hutorial Retrieved from ” http: This will mask areas that have the ripple effect on. Yet to be done Scaling How to zoom in and out in various ways as well as panning.

AutoREALM Tutorials

Changing of line weights and fill colors. I use AutoRealms and this surely comes in handy! Just let me know and I’ll post it in this thread. A box like the one shown will appear and you can select from these colours. The content remains as it is on the Website. Thank you for your input.

Contains a section on linking this map to the overland map. By heart and honor is One’s true value weighed. Then, using the Line Style selector, use the plain line or no line. In this case, the best one to use is Polyline, as it is easy to control and will create a solid shape. An example is shown below:.


Creating Land

Remember only to change the Horizontal, and not the vertical. The solid pieces of rock on top of a lava pool or river can be an interesting addition to a volcanic feature:. Bryan Ray, visual effects artist http: Drawing and decorating dungeons Drawing of the various room, hall and cave outlines. They can also be used to help drawing a map. You will have to register before you can post or view full size images in the forums. This effect works with icebergs aswell. Creating and editing symbols A small tutorial on creating and editing symbols.

Select your island, and go to the Line Style bar.

Autorelm One’s worth is not measured by stature, alone. Colour translation Colour translation is a powerful tool that can be used for many purposes. However, it’s a little boring at the moment. Even more annoying is when the design still ends up on the land. I don’t use AutoRealm all that much anymore, but I still have it and having a compiled user’s manual for it is always handy.

This is a grreat help with autorealms as the help file will not work with vista.

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